I was looking at the news yesterday when I saw an article about how someone wore $31 million worth of jewelry to whatever weekly winter awards show was on TV on Sunday*.
*The Grammys? The Jammys? The Mammys? The Whammys? I don’t remember and I don’t actually care.
Figuring that there was a typo in the headline and that the woman in question was wearing only $3.1 million in bling, I clicked over to see what three million dollars looks like. Apparently, I was wrong — she really was wearing 30 million worth of jewels.
I am having trouble imagining that necklace — all 300+ carats of it — being worth $3 million, much less the GNP of a small Pacific nation. I mean, really, I cannot wrap my mind around it.
I recognize that diamonds are terribly overpriced, so I know that there’s quite a bit of perceived value in jewelry like that. But still, that’s a LOT of money, yo.
And what would it be like to have something so very very very expensive around your neck? Remember my brief moment trying on $48,000 worth of diamonds? I’m telling you, I felt the weight of the world around my neck at just a tiny fraction of millions.
As I am wearing my $15 necklace today, I’m going to walk around breathing easily and feeling safe, because I don’t need an armed bodyguard.
What do you think about all this?